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What USB camera can be set for all manual operation?

asked 2015-06-27 11:23:38 -0600

mitch gravatar image

I'd like to be able to manually control as much as possible on a camera - exposure, brightness, gain, white balance, etc. With the ODroid camera I have, the controls I see in v4l2 are limited and it looks like I can't turn off auto-brightness and other auto functions.

I realize it is likely that this is possible with higher end cameras (Point Grey, Basler, etc.). Is there a webcam on which it is possible to access these parameters?

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answered 2015-06-28 13:59:12 -0600

duck-development gravatar image

The problem is there are CMOS chips with integrated video DSP in auto modus and USB interface. In most cases you can control the auto focus if the webcam has one.

It is more important to get a webcam with a big CMOS video chip. And my experience is the bigger the chip the more you can control yourself.

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